Canaima Chill House

400 metros al este del Hostal Brunelas, hacia el monte, Santa Teresa, Province of Puntarenas, 60111, Costa Rica | Hotel
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On the Beach in Santa Teresa

A travel blog entry by cedric.brehaut


There are lots to love in Santa Teresa, not least of which is... the beach. Endless strip of white sand with near-perfect waves luring surfers into the warm water. Keep in mind this is the end of the wet season so the weather is not as perfect as it will be in a few weeks, and the beaches still carry some of the wood branches brought by the storms …

Montezuma to Santa Teresa

A travel blog entry by cedric.brehaut


After a week in Montezuma we are off to Santa Teresa, an easy westbound drive across the southern tip of the Nicoya peninsula. After Cóbano the road becomes pretty rugged and narrow as we go deep in the jungle. After the second river crossing I start doubting that we are going in the right direction. There is no cell or GPS signal but the car's …

Back Into Backpacking

A travel blog entry by jord-travers


... coast in Santa Teresa.

We arrived at Casa Zen in Santa Teresa via a private air-conditioned unofficial cab ride in early afternoon and instantly fell in love with the place. Eastern themed lamp shades and artwork, heavily cushioned chill-out areas, an open-air yoga deck and plenty hammocks for all your lazing needs we wished we had come sooner. A couple hours on the near deserted white sand beach in the peak heat of the day, Tina and I then headed back for ...

Post-family funk

A travel blog entry by maia


... re-planned this town in my head on every single bike-ride, but so far it hasn't magically changed. I can't decide if the people here are friendly or not. I feel like the expat community is very tightly-knit and focused on their world and not interested in getting to know people who are just "passing through", which is fair enough, but it doesn't create the warmest feeling. Which is okay, because honestly, I have been actively trying not to connect with ...

First-world guilt

A travel blog entry by maia


... What had happened to me? And when had it happened?

I decided to go for a swim and check out the beach. I knew I could make this place work, somehow. I was determined to not be so spoiled and so ridiculous, and I was sure that I would fall in love with my casita. It was just not what I'd imagined in my head, but that would be okay...

But, I still didn't unpack.

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This hotel is located on 400 metros al este del Hostal Brunelas, hacia el monte, Santa Teresa.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsCanaima Chill House Santa Teresa

    Reviewed by cedric.brehaut

    A fantastic place to stay - quiet, beautiful, great location

    Reviewed Nov 19, 2011
    by (5 reviews) San Francisco, California, United States , United States Flag of United States

    Rooms are very spacious, especially the loft ones with high ceilings. The hotel is well built, beds are comfortable, and the staff is excellent. The location is ideal: far enough from the main road that you don't get bothered by the noise, yet close enough that you can walk to the beach, even if you carry a surfboard, as long as you are reasonably fit: it is a steep and rugged terrain (I find it fun). We particularly appreciated the "quiet after 9pm" policy which is a great plus compared to many hotels in Santa Teresa and Playa Carmen that cater to the party crowd. We were here to relax in a peaceful atmosphere and Canaima Chill House was the perfect getaway for that. It's one of those few places that are better for real than on the photos. Although the slogan includes the word "rustic", the hotel offers full comfort and is very well built. It doesn't have AC but the location on a hill offers natural cooling, complemented by ceiling fans inside the mosquito nets. We stayed 9 days and didn't miss AC once. The staff at Canaima is extremely helpful and goes way beyond the normal call of duty to make sure you have a great experience. Oh, and did I mention that you see plenty of wildlife in the trees surrounding the hotel, including monkeys, birds, iguanas and squirrels? Sometimes the wildlife wakes you up a bit earlier than you'd like... but hey, it's jungle... and if you want to make the best of your stay in Costa Rica you will rise early anyway! I highly recommend Canaima Chill House to any traveler looking for a peaceful, relaxed and beautiful place to stay in Santa Teresa.

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    TripAdvisor Reviews Canaima Chill House Santa Teresa

    5.00 of 5 stars Outstanding